My recommendations for movie watching this week 1/16-1/23, 2015:


ON NETFLIX: It’s a Disaster, writer/director Todd Berger’s hysterical dark comedy about some yuppies gathering together for a Sunday brunch who realize that the world may be ending.

 

ON HULU: Murmur of the Heart, writer/director’s Louis Malle’s coming of age film, and one of the greatest, centers on 14 year old boy from a middle class family in Paris in the 1950’s.

 

FIRST RUN and OPENING: The Imitation Game, Mr. Turner, Nightcrawler, Force Majeure, Citizenfour, The Interview, Leviathan, Whiplash, Predestination, Paddington, Song of the Sea, and Two Days, One Night

 

REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at THE EGYPTIAN: Dog Day Afternoon, The Dog, 1/16; Love Streams, Faces, 1/18; Gone in Sixty Seconds, Speedtrap, 1/22; Duel, The Car, 1/23

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at THE AERO: The Graduate, Catch 22, 1/16; The Fortune, Working Girl, 1/17; Postcards from the Edge, Silkwood 1/18; they start a one week run of Godard’s Goodbye to Language, 1/23

 

NEW BEVERLEY: Strangers on a Train, Saboteur, 1/16-17; The Long Ships, To Sir With Love, 1/18-19; The New Centurions, The Last Run, 1/22-23; A Star is Born, New York, New York, 1/24-25

 

UCLA ARCHIVES at the HAMMER MUSEUM: Street of Shame, Ugetsu, 1/16; The Buccaneer (1938), Reap the Wild Wind, 1/18; Sansho the Bailiff, 1/23

 

LACMA: Grand Hotel, Klute, Network, 1/16; East of Eden, 1/17; The Godfather, 1/17; The Women, 1/20; All that Jazz, Phantom of the Paradise, 1/23

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